Skip to comments.Moon probe has small glitch after launch, NASA says
Posted on 09/07/2013 11:29:29 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Although the launch was nearly flawless, LADEE ran into some trouble right after its separation from the Minotaur V. The probe's onboard computer shut down LADEE's reaction wheels, which are used to stabilize the attitude of the probe in space, after noticing that they were drawing too much current.
Engineers will work to develop a repair plan over the next few days. But there's not a great deal of time pressure at the moment, Worden said. LADEE will take nearly a month to get to the moon on its long and looping route.
"The nice thing about this is that we have two ways to orient [LADEE]," Worden added. "One is with thrusters, the other is with reaction wheels. So we're pretty confident that we're going to get it in the right state."
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...
This mission is at least in keeping with the original mission directive of NASA which is one federal agency that actually operates on a shoestring budget.
I wish more of our federal agencies operated with NASA efficiency.
Look at the money blown by the social security administration on a daily basis and get back to me and then we can start talking about welfare.
NASA has accidents in an extremely tough environments and other agencies are designed for failure right here on earth.
How is this mission in keeping with Obama’s directive of muslim outreach?
Its pretty amazing how many problems they can solve at a distance.
Just yesterday I read that the New Horizons team was awaiting the arrival of the original glass plate photos of Pluto’s discovery. Apparently they’re using them to calculate exactly where Pluto will be for the New Horizons flyby in 2015 and make final trajectory adjustments for the closest possible pass.
Benefits of the NASA Space Program
During the “America in Space Show,” a list is displayed of the benefits that can be traced to NASA’s technological research and engineering. Several show attendees have asked that we publish this list.
Ground Processing Scheduling System
3-D Semiconductor Stacking
News Exchange Reader
Air Quality Monitoring
Advanced keyboard Design
Database Management System
Expert System Software
Advanced Imaging and Design Graphics.
Enriched Baby Food
Water Purification System
Golf Ball and Composite Golf Club Design
Home Security Systems
Flat Panel Televisions
Food Packaging and Freeze-dried Technology
Sports Bra Design
Hair Styling Appliances
Fogless Ski Goggles
Quartz Crystal Timing Equipment.
Environmental and Resource Management
Weather Forecasting Aids
Sensors for Environmental Control
Fire Resistant Materials
Pollution Measuring Devices
Pollution Control Devices
Radioactive Leak Detector
Earthquake Prediction System
Energy Saving Air Conditioning
Health and Medicine
Digital Imaging Breast Biopsy System
Breast Cancer Detection
Ultrasound Skin Damage Assessment .
Human Tissue Stimulator
Medical Gas Analyzer
Automatic Insulin Pump
Portable X-ray Device
Dental Arch Wire
Palate Surgery Technology
Clean Room Apparel
Implantable Heart Aid
Cataract Surgery Tools.
Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Welding Sensor System
Magnetic Bearing System
plasma Sprayed Engine Lubricant
Interactive Computer Training
High-pressure Water Stripping
Advanced Welding Torch
Gasoline Vapor Recovery
Machine Tool Software
Laser Wire Stripper
Lubricant Coating Process
Engine Coatings and Design.
Radiation Hazard Detector
Emergency Response Robot
Pen sized Personal Alarm System
Lightweight Emergency Rescue Cutters
Firemen Air Tanks
Personal Storm Warning System
Lead Poison Detection
Corrosion Protection Coating
Studless Winter Tires
Improved Aircraft Engines
Energy Storage Systems
New Wing Designs for Jets
Wind Shear Prediction
Aircraft Design Analysis
Better put some ice on that.
No, wait! The space program has developed more effective burn treatments...
"You've got a lot to learn if you want people to think of you as a miracle worker. "
How about microelectronics?
Thanks BenLurkin, extra to APoD.
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